Denver Bar Association
May 2006
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CBA-CLE for May

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are at 1900 Grant St., 3rd floor, large classroom. For more information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or register online at

15th Annual Institute on Advising Nonprofit Organizations in Colorado is May 12, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. The program is co-sponsored by the Business and Taxation Law Sections of the CBA. If you advise nonprofits, do not miss this institute, which offers a comprehensive analysis of the most significant legal issues of concern to nonprofit organizations. In addition to updates in the areas of charitable giving, intangible property transactions, director and officer liability, and unrelated business income tax, the program features a review of federal and state regulations as they relate to lobbying and political activities. Tuition is $179 for lawyers admitted after January 2004; $189 for CBA Business or Taxation Law Section members; $209 for CBA members, government or nonprofit agency lawyers; and $239 for non-members. Eight general credits.

38th Annual Rocky Mountain Securities Conference is May 19, 8:15 a.m.–5 p.m. The program is co-sponsored by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Business Law Section of the CBA. This must-attend program brings you new information at every level, including the new securities offering reform initiative, executive compensation regulation, amendments to tender offers rules, and state initiatives. Hear from some of the most knowledgeable individuals in the securities industry. Tuition is $199 for CBA Business Law Section members; $229 for CBA or Colorado Society of Certified Public Accounts members; and $249 non-members. Nine general and 1.2 ethics credits. Location: Denver Marriott City Center Hotel, 1701 California St., Denver.

Fourth Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute is June 1–2. It is co-sponsored by the Intellectual Property Section of the CBA, the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, and the ABA Section on Science and Technology. Featuring panels of federal judges, senior attorneys from leading technology companies Google, Ebay and LucasFilm, and national practice leaders from around the nation. Tuition is $329 for CBA IP Section members, Stanford Law Science & Tech Affiliate, ABA Section on Science & Technology; $359 for CBA members; $399 for non-members; and $125 for law students. Fifteen general and three ethics credits. Location: Westin Westminster Hotel, 10600 Westminster Blvd., Westminster.

Calling All Women

The Colorado Women’s Bar Association’s 29th Annual Convention "Celebrating Women Lawyers: ‘Beating the Odds,’" at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa is May 5–7. The keynote address, "The Supreme Court and What’s at Risk for America’s Women" will be presented by Marcia Greenberger. Registration is $155 for CWBA members; $205 for non-members; $100 for the outlying chapters of Southwest, Pueblo and High Plains; and $35 for
students. Fourteen general and 1.8 ethics credits have been approved. For more information, contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040 or

DU vs. CU Law Alumni Golf Challenge

In the Fourth Annual Battle for the Barrister’s Boot, DU alumni will try to win back the boot (trophy), while CU alumni hope to retain the glory and
prestige the boot brings. The battle will provide vital funding for scholarship programs. This year’s tournament is June 5, 1 p.m., at the Pinehurst Country Club, 6255 W. Quincy Ave. There is not a requirement to have a CU or DU law school alumnus on your team; however, each foursome must designate one of the schools in advance for trophy purposes. For more information, check out

Jim Hinga Honored at Annual Golf Tournament

The Colorado Defense Lawyers Association will host its annual golf
challenge on June 5 at Fossil Trace Golf Course. In years past, the CDLA and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association have honored a member of the other organization for professionalism. This year, the two groups of trial lawyers will honor recently deceased Jim Hinga for his longtime commitment to mediation and resolution of cases. In Jim Hinga’s memory, the CDLA has made a contribution to the Timothy P. Schimberg Scholarship Fund. The scholarship recognizes and assists minority students in Colorado who are attending law school in Colorado full time. Contact Chris Little at with questions regarding the golf tournament. Visit the CDLA online at

Dine Out with Robert Kennedy Jr.

The Ninth Annual Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Spring Dinner is May 3, 5–9 p.m., at the Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California St. Author and environmental crusader Robert Kennedy Jr. will be the keynote speaker. CTLA will honor the following individuals for their commitment to consumers and their rights: James M. Leventhal, will receive the Kenneth Norman Kripke Lifetime Achievement Award, and Mark Udall will receive the Consumer Protection Award. For more information, contact Vicki A. Snider at (303) 831-1192.

Colorado Judicial Institute Meeting and Luncheon

The Colorado Judcial Institute will hold its annual meeting and luncheon on Tuesday, May 9, at noon at the Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California St. This year is the 40th Anniversary of the Colorado Merit Selection System. Guest speaker John T. Baker, Chair of the 40th Anniversary Celebration Steering Committee, will discuss the activities planned to celebrate this milestone. Board Chair Richard Gabriel will deliver the Annual Report Address, new board members, and new board officers will be elected. The cost to attend the luncheon is $30. RSVP by Thursday, May 4, by visiting and enter event code "cjimeeting."

Colorado Lawyers Committee Annual Meeting

The Colorado Lawyers Committee Annual Meeting and Luncheon is Wednesday, May 24, 11:30 a.m., at the Denver Marriott City Center, 1801 California St. The keynote speech, "Illegal Aliens or Undocumented Immigrants: A Closer Look at a New American Dilemma," will be delivered by Professor Hiroshi Motomura, from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Individual tickets are $50. Sponsorships are also available. For more information or to register, visit

NALS Dinner Meeting

NALS of Colorado ... the association for legal professionals will hold its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, May 9, 6 p.m., at the CBA Offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900. One hour of CLE will be offered for legal staff professionals. For information or to make a reservation, contact Cheryle Burns, PLS at or Perri Morris, PLS at Also, contact Perri Morris to order your copy of the 2006 update of "All the Addresses You’ve Ever Needed."

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